Archive for the Vancouver art Tag

Summer Exhibitions: The Must-Sees

As the summer gallery season gets underway, here are my picks for the country’s best blockbuster exhibitions: THE COLOUR OF MY DREAMS: THE SURREALIST REVOLUTION IN ART Vancouver Art Gallery Through September 25, 2011 Man Ray, close up of The Kiss, 1930. Image: The VAG has organized the most comprehensive survey of Surrealist art ever to be shown in
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VoCA Goes to Vancouver! (and meets Douglas Coupland)

Stay tuned for an interview with Douglas Coupland, author, artist, fan-of-Warhol and recent author of a book on McLuhan. Some of Coupland’s recent artworks.

Where will the Vancouver Art Gallery go?

In Vancouver, the VAG is negotiating with the city to obtain an entire block for their new, larger downtown building. The province has already contributed $50 million. The VAG. Image: The VAG board has voted unanimously to move the gallery to a prominent downtown location near the current one, rather than the one near the Plaza of Nations that
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Vancouver Olympics: The Art of the Downtown East Side

In Vancouver and want to see something other than the Games? World Tea Party, by Bryan Mulvihill. Image: You would undoubtedly be in the minority,  but you would have a lot to choose from. Bright Light is an interesting-sounding initiative between the City of Vancouver and a number of arts organizations in the Downtown East Side. Projects range from
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Canadian artists at the Vancouver Olympics

Some of the visual artists who will be exhibiting new works at the Vancouver 21010 Olympics: Eric Metcalfe, Insectarium, 2005. Image: 1. ERIC METCALFE AND GEORGE LEWIS: IKONS Ikons is a collaborative interactive art installation Vancouver performance and visual artist Eric Metcalfe and legendary American composer, trombonist and intellectual George Lewis. For the piece, Metcalfe has created seven vibrant
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Underrated Canadian Artist: Takao Tanabe

Takao Tanabe was born in British Columbia in 1926 and was interned with other Japanese-Canadians in BC during World War II.  He studied in Winnipeg, London and Toyko, and in New York at the Brooklyn Museum Art School where he was taught by the famous German-born American abstract expressionist painter Hans Hoffman. The artist Takao Tanabe. Image: Takao Tanabe
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2 Exhibitions, 1 Festival: Vancouver, Quebec

Above and Below July 18 – 12 September, 2009 Foreman Art Gallery, Bishop’s University Sherbrooke, Quebec Penelope Stewart, Cloche, 2008. 12′ x 10′ double photograph ( on vinyl), in the woods. Image:

VoCA Recommends…Jeppe Hein, Jon Sasaki, Tonik, Patrick Bernatchez

Jeppe Hein The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver January 30 – March 29, 2009 Jeppe Hein, Moving Neon Cube, 2004. Image: This is Danish artist Jeppe Hein’s first exhibition in Canada. His work often appears Minimalist, but then goes on to engage the viewer in surprising ways, reminding us of Max Dean’s robotic chair and other pieces. Jeppe Hein trained
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Canadian Artists Abroad: Tim Lee

An exhibition by young Vancouver artist – and 2008 Sobey Art Prize winner – Tim Lee opens at the Hayward Project Space at the Hayward Gallery, London. The show is on from today until Sunday, 8 February 2009. Comedian Steve Martin. Image: In Untitled (Steve Martin), 2008, Lee re-enacts a 1970s stand-up routine by Steve Martin, a comic who
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VoCA Recommends…WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, Vancouver

The exhibition WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution at the Vancouver Art Gallery presented quite an extensive survey of feminist art. According to the catalogue text, “in the space of a generation, feminism transformed social relations, personal identities, and institutional structures….the feminist revolution in art was no less radical and transformative than the social movement from which it drew strength.”
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